Situated in San Polo, a rural village in the heart of the Chianti region of Tuscany, lies the Pruneti olive grove. 197 acres of organic olive trees loaded with fruit, transforms every year into some of the finest oils on the market. A family tradition handed down for four generations, the youngest of the Prunetis have continued and arguably exceeded their forebears, creating oils with unparalleled flavor and balance.
Delicate and light, this Pruneti extra virgin olive oil is no exception. Created to pay tribute to the refined flavors of the Leccino olive, it boasts an exquisite but subtle flavor. The leccino olive’s taste is often overshadowed in traditional Tuscan blends, by bolder olive oils with spicy or bitter notes. Pruneti avoided this by creating a monovarietal oil that could truly let the taste of Leccino shine. Characterized by notes of fresh grass, parsley, chive, celery, and green apple, with an underlying savor of wild asparagus, this refined oil finishes with just a touch of white pepper. Light and vegetal, Leccino is the perfect dressing for fresh green salads, raw, roasted, or grilled vegetables, and poached fish.
Always organic, Pruneti’s cold-pressed oil is made using both traditional and modern methods, in tandem, to create some of the most delicious and prestigious oils available. With countless accolades and awards from around the world, Pruneti’s olive oil is a favorite of both renowned chefs and passionate home cooks alike.